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The Six Unconventional Ways to Lose Fat

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We live in a world where people want results and they want them yesterday. Crash diets, 24-day challenges, zero carbs, liquid diet - you name it, people have tried it. Majority of people have tried "quick fixes" in an effort to achieve the results they've always wanted with usually very little long-term success.

We make a huge push to our clients to focus on the fundamentals. These may not be the sexiest methods but these are tried-and-tested ways to ensure LONG-TERM success.

Below are six unconventional ways to lose body fat and WHY each of them are so important. 

Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis

Low intensity movement throughout the ENTIRE day. Your goal should be at least 10,000 steps each day.

The two big reasons this is important...lymph draining and increase blood flow.

These are vitally important because we live in such a toxic world.

Find out how some very simple activities have such a huge impact on your body composition and overall health.


Water is the MOST important and simplest thing you can do for your overall health. 

Key benefits: 
1. Detoxification - excrete waste and toxins
2. Promote weight loss
3. Support cellular function

Optimal hydration levels are:
Male: 58-62% of bodyweight in water weight
Female: 52-55% of bodyweight in water weight 


Majority of people, especially females, do not eat enough protein to make positive body composition improvements.

Main reasons why protein is so important:
1. Thermic effect of protein
2. Cellular repair after resistance training
3. Increase basal metabolic rate
4. Satiety
5. Regulation of hormones


What impact does it have on body composition?

  • Allows for appropriate intensity during training
  • Helps regulate blood sugars
  • Eliminates the urge for convenient food choices 
  • Improves the uptake of growth hormone 

Easy ways to improve sleep:

  • Get 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night
  • Sleep in a cool and dark room - 68 degrees is ideal
  • Have some form of rhythmic noise playing


Manipulating sunlight is the next frontier for weight loss. 

The four components of sun hygiene:

1. Minimum of 20 minutes of sun exposure per day
2. Allow the sunlight to directly hit your retina 
3. 7-10am is the best time to be outside
4. Increase sun exposure gradually - 5-10% daily


The Four Remedies to Relieve Stress

1. Do something you love everyday
2. Play 5-10 mins per day
3. Adopt a healthy nighttime routine
4. Create a paradigm shift - see stress as a positive thing


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